PASS - Permanent All Sky Survey
This is a very preliminary web-site of the PASS project at IAC.
PASS is intended to perform a permanent all-sky survey, obtaining
time-series photometry from all bright stars that are visible in one or
more observing locations, with the major aim to detect all giant
planets transiting bright stars, and to perform a permanent tracking of
all bright variable stars. PASS would obtain information for
any astronomical phenomena which displays variability in time.
instrument would consist of arrays of about 15 wide-angle CCD cameras
above left) that are mounted fixed and cover the entire visible sky
above 30 deg altitude. The figure above right (click for enlargement)
shows the overlapping fields of a 15 camera configuration, projected
onto the sky in horizontal projection.
For further descriptions of the project, please look at these
references (all in pdf):
Posters: (in pdf format. They need to be zoomed in to read the
Poster from "Tenth
Anniversary of 51 Peg-b" meeting, Aug 2005, Obs. Haute Provence, France
from JENAM 2004, Sept 2004, Granada, Spain
from the XIXth IAP
coloquium, June 2003 in Paris
Deeg, H.J., Alonso R., Belmonte, J.A.,
Horne, K., Doyle L.R.
2005, "Dome C as a setting for the Permanent All Sky Survey (PASS)",
proc. of "Dome C Astronomy/Astrophysics Meeting", Toulouse (June 2004),
EAS Publications Series, Volume 14, pp.303-308
H. J.; Alonso, R.; Belmonte, J. A.; Alsubai, K.; Horne, K.; Doyle, L.
R. 2004, "PASS, an All-Sky Survey for the Detection of Transiting
Planets and for Permanent Variable Star Tracking", PASP, 116, 985
H. J.; Alonso, R.; Belmonte, J. A.; Alsubai, K.; Horne, K.; Cameron,
A.C., Doyle, L.
R. 2004, "A Prototype for the PASS Permanent All Sky Survey",
Astronomische Nachrichten, 325, 643 (astro-ph/0409557)
Deeg, H.J., Alonso R., Belmonte,
J.A., Alsubai K., Doyle L.R.
2003, "Simulations for the Permanent All Sky Survey (PASS) Experiment",
in proc of the XIXth IAP colloquium "Extrasolar Planets, Today
and Tomorrow", eds. J.-P. Beaulieu et al., ASP Conf Proc., in print.
Deeg, H.J. 2002, "PASS - A permanent All-Sky Survey for the
Detection of Transits", in proc. of the first Eddington Workshop
"Stellar Structure and Habitable Planet Finding", eds. F. Favata et
al., ESA publ. SP-485, p. 273-276
Prototype of PASS at Teide Obervatory, Tenerife
Send questions and comments to Hans Deeg (
last update: 15 Sep 2005